Weʼve raised £185 to Atlas our 1 year & 2 month old fun loving staffie who now has a life long term of Epilepsy
- Funded on Monday, 2nd October 2017
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Hi my name is Atlas and this is my story so far there will be a Facebook group about me for everyone to follow about my updates.
sorry it is a long story.
I am 1 year and 2 months old I live a fun happy life with my family my owners are Emma, Daniel, Lexie and trinity my girlfriend is called Moo Moo who is also a staffie i also have a cat called Stitch.
Sadly on the 7th July 2017 i had my first fit it was at 7:30 am it lasted about 3 minutes Emma and Dan rushed me to the vets where they took my bloods to check on my kidneys and liver while we were waiting on the results Emma took me outside to the car park where the car was. While walking to the car I started to have another fit Emma rushed me back into the vets and I came round. My bloods come back clear we left with some diazepam and Emma and Dan had to keep a diary of my fits we then went back home.
It was my 1st birthday on the 22nd July 2017 we had a little celebration for it but sadly on the 26th July I had another fit it lasted 5 minutes I had my medication and was fine again in till now.
If a fit goes over 10 minutes they are doing damage to there brain.
This is how I am now.
On the 28th August 2017 myself (Emma) and Dan we went out to do a bit of shopping we were only gone for about an hour and half (Atlas is crate trained) we came back Atlas normally lets us know hes upstairs in the crate and he says hello etc so he make loads of noise. Not this time he was quiet really quiet Dan went up while I got the rest of the shopping in Atlas belted it out his crate fell down the stairs and was staring at the wall Dan came out to me and said I think Atlas has had a bad fit I asked why did he think that his reply was he has had an accident in his crate (he never has and accident in there) Atlas stayed staring at the wall he then ran outside running past us running into the walls and falling over, we managed to calm him down that's when he started clustering I went and got his medication gave that to him and we took him to the vets we only live 10 minutes away from the vets he clustered the whole time. As it was a bank holiday Monday we had forgotten we had to wait for the on call vet to turn up when she got there she took Atlas in and put him straight on a IV drip and a diazepam drip we then left him in the vets to get better. Dan had a phone call to say he was a bit better and that Dan could come in they took him outside for a little walk but when they got back in he had another cluster he had to stay in over night. He had 2 more clusters that night one at 11 pm and another at 3 am the medication they had him on was managing them. Atlas then had a really bad fit at 7 am it lasted an hour it knackered him right out he then went into a very deep sleep, we had the dreaded phone call that we may have to put him to sleep if he does not recover there was a 20% chance of him living, we went and visited him it was like he was in a coma but breathing on his own. We had a phone call at about 3:30 pm on the Tuesday to say that he woke himself up. We went up to see Atlas as he was awake and sat up he had a little bit of food before we got there we went in and spoke to him stroked him he perked up he was responding to our voices and touch but couldn't see us he had one eye wondering around and the other just like a blank sheet he then got to excited and tried standing but we had to lay him back down and walk away hes stayed in again that night. He hadn't had anymore fits since the last one he had on that morning he was doing ok he was still on the drips and been put on some epilepsy medication he stood up but still couldn't walk so we don't know how much damage he has done to his brain hes still not with it That was in the morning in the afternoon. He refused to get up for the vet that day we got there he heard us he could see us and we had him standing, walking and tail wagging huge improvement to when we first seen him Tuesday morning. on Wednesday we had a call from the vet they took him out for some fresh air and a little walk he was walking straight but kept turning to the left hes still circling to the left no sign of turning right they have kept him on the iv drip that night and hes on controlled medication there is a little bit of chance he maybe COMING HOME Thursday but if not Thursday then Friday his bloods have come back clear hes not 100% but hes on the mend when he comes home the house hold has to be as quiet as it can and curtains have to be drawn we have to watch every move he dose and follow him hes not aloud to play with any toys or get excited we still don't know how much of his brain is damaged if at all it is damaged time will tell but for him to have 20% of living yesterday to about 50% now hes a fighter and we will help him fight through. We cannot leave him on his own for a long time. On Thursday morning we had a call from the vets to say he is doing really well they took him out for a little walk that morning hes walking straight still turning to the left a bit but not as much and hes still doing left circles but not as bad as he has been hes on medication for life now hes not had anymore fits so far we get to see him at 4:45 pm. If all goes well throughout the day HE WAS COMING HOME. Myself and Dan went to pick him up we just left the vets and he started to cluster again we turned round and went straight to the vets where the vet then helped bring him home and settle him in. I was a ruff first night with him as he kept clustering we rang the vets up at 3 am for advice on what to do so we gave him his diazepam to settle him and stop the clusters but we all got through it. Friday the 1st September 2017 he was constantly having an accident he was doing much better remembering things a little bit more he remembered where the food was kept as he had his head in the bag he went outside and refused to come in Dan managed to get him back in Atlas has finally been asleep and settled a bit more he has only had one cluster since 5 pm and that was at 10:30 pm we rang the vets just for reassurance and information as he has been having accidents but that is due to brain damage that part of the brain that controls him going toilet is damage it may heal in time it may not.
This is as far as Atlas is but i will be putting updates about him on his group if you would like to follow him it is Atlas with epilepsy.
Atlas is a loving family member we are hoping one day he can be back to himself it will take time.
The donation will be going towards his vet bills and medication and on going treatment that he needs as you all know that's not going to be cheap.
Thank you all for reading my story but now its onto recovery.
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Sep 3, 2017
Sep 3, 2017
I really hope he makes a good recovery. They are proper little soil sets and our extended family. I can only imagine how hard this is for you all to cope with. Good luck
Sep 2, 2017
Sep 2, 2017
All the best xxx
Sep 2, 2017
Fingers crossed for the little one....xx
Sep 2, 2017
Sep 2, 2017
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